13 July 2020
Are you putting your products in front of the specifiers that need them? During the pandemic one-third of manufacturers report rise in digital information requests: It’s time to get online.
We hear a lot about digital, BIM, the golden thread, the Internet of things and many similar themes. But how do these impact construction product manufacturers and how do you find clarity amongst all of the noise?
CPD is a crucial part of any architects role. As it’s usually delivered in person, lockdown proved a challenge for those wishing to attend CPD seminars. As a result, as the construction industry shifts online, so has CPD. Phil Ward, at Lee Evans Partnership, shares his experience of attending his first virtual RIBA CPD seminar.
Over recent years, one of the most popular requests for improvements from construction professionals who use NBS has been the request for prominent evidence of third-party certifications regarding construction manufacturer products.
With the launch of our new platform, NBS Source, we at NBS have enhanced the data structure for manufacturer products and systems within our listings. We’re calling this ‘enhanced data’.
Within NBS Source, each item (whether it is a product, a company, a case study or a PDF) has a short, permanent hyperlink. Within NBS, we are calling these short, permanent hyperlinks ‘permalinks’.
The current situation caused by coronavirus is unprecedented and affects everyone working in the UK construction industry. At NBS, we want to better understand how it is affecting manufacturers and suppliers and what you are doing to adapt to the new situation and so conducted a Business Continuity Survey. Read more to see the results.
In difficult times, it is very easy to look at cutting back on what might be regarded as non-core expenditure. Training usually stops with marketing, with sales support also being seen as one of the budgets for reduction – this is usually a big mistake!
The UK Government has published their response to the ‘Building a Safer Future’ consultation. This outlines the coming changes to the regulatory system for building safety. Lee Jones, Head of Manufacturer Solutions at NBS, provides a summary of the report below.
The current situation caused by coronavirus is unprecedented and affects everyone working in the UK construction industry. At NBS, we want to better understand how it is affecting manufacturers and suppliers and what you are doing to adapt to the new situation.
At NBS, our vision is to be the information platform for the construction industry. Our mission is to use the power of connected data to add value and enable a safe, efficient, high-quality industry. In this article Dr Stephen Hamil, Innovation Director for NBS, takes us through the reasons behind the development our new platform NBS Source.
Due to the unprecedented situation with the Covid-19 virus, many of us – you, your colleagues, contacts and potential customers – might be remote or home working for some time. Targets and requirements will not be put on hold during this time, and no doubt your company is already putting plans in place for digital working, collaboration and meetings.
In the construction and architectural field, there's a lot of discussion around the 'golden thread of information'. But what is it?
20 February 2020
NBS Source, the new platform for construction professionals was announced in February 2020. Dr Stephen Hamil, Innovation Director at NBS walks us through the product and how it is aligned with specification product NBS Chorus, how it utilises existing standards and is prepared for standards that are currently in development.
As a construction product manufacturer, what should be at the heart of your digital strategy?
Results from the NBS Specification Survey highlight specifiers’ needs and the challenges that they face when producing specifications. But there are several different ways in which specifiers may approach this task and attempt to overcome these